These Parents Are Geniuses

Most people realize that once they have kids, they basically grant them permission to turn a beautiful home into a laboratory for their tiny humans. And no matter how many rules a parent makes, or how many child-locks they end up installing, there is no place in the household that is truly safe from the curiosity of a small child. No matter how well-behaved the child may be.

But, fortunately, there are plenty of optimistic and patient parents who know just the right way to turn their kids’ beautiful tyranny into an adorable or hilarious story.

Furthermore, we all know how much children love permanent markers and how easily can they stiff them out. It doesn’t matter if the markers are locked away or well concealed. Their marker-sensing skills are on par with a detection dog. And we’re well aware that the only thing better than a marker is a large blank space – such as a wall- as a perfect canvas.

This also seems to be the case with these parents who had some fun with a drawing that their son made on their wall.

And thanks to Eric Massicott’s partner, who has a great sense of humor, these two parents had another plan for the drawing instead of taking out the washcloth and soap or trying to cover up the beautiful masterpiece.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t. It helps if you married someone with a sense of humour. <a href=""></a></p>— Eric Massicotte (@DrMassicotte) <a href="">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

They actually framed their child’s “Marker on latex paint” masterpiece and titled it “Interrupted House”, with the explanation ‘Gifted to his parents, by surprise.’

Then, Dr. Massciotte, a neurosurgeon from Toronto, and one of the parents of the artist took to Twitter to share this beautiful memory with the world.

That’s when people started replying with their own appreciation of the piece, such as this user, who sent it to her boyfriend. He replied “Amazing. I quite enjoy the almost abstract element that the young artist is going for here. It really brings home the point that behind what appear to be solid and firm family foundations, cracks do indeed show through if one looks carefully enough. ‘And those foundations no longer seem quite as firm.’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">help <a href=""></a></p>— ليلى 🍠 (@laylainlalaland) <a href="">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Meanwhile, other lucky parents also shared the masterpieces that their children left them, such as an overjoyed child with a screwdriver instead of a paintbrush, and a car in the place of a canvas.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"> <a href=""></a></p>— anotherfan (@Fenwaynine) <a href="">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

And this short letter, that also contains an apology.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I have this on my wall at home. <a href=""></a></p>— Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, et vobis fratres (@ConfiteorDeo) <a href="">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

However, this child’s message may be the sweetest of them all:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wish we'd framed this back in 2013. My better half painted over it for me, his heart was in the right place though. <a href=""></a></p>— Shannon Reynolds (@schwelo) <a href="">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

And this way, we can see that Eric and his wife’s parenting ingenuity, as the definition of making lemonade with the lemons that life gives you.

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